If you are moving home, one of the first things you will need to do is
decide what to take with you, what to donate or discard, and what to keep
in storage. In order to make optimum use of your
secure self-storage, you should first select which items you wish to place in the storage
unit. There are a few simple guidelines you can follow to help you make
Is the item in regular use?
If you have not used a particular item for more than five months, you may
not need to take it with you to your new apartment or house. However much
sentimental value an item may have, if you are not actually using it,
it may be time to discard or store it. Place all such items into a pile
to be stored, donated, or discarded. Try sleeping on it and making the
decision the following morning, if you are uncertain about it.
Is the item multipurpose?
If space is limited in your new home, you should consider donating, discarding,
or storing some of your single-use belongings. You may not need a specialized
piece of kitchen equipment which serves only one purpose: for example,
a kettle for boiling water. Items which do double duty can help you to
save on precious space.
How much do I value the item?
You should retain items which you are especially fond of. If you have always
disliked a particular object or item of household furnishing, this might
be a good time to replace it. Likewise, you may have paid a lot of money
to purchase a particular item in the past, but that item may simply be
gathering dust if you no longer use or enjoy it. Consider donating or
selling it instead of keeping it in a storage facility or bringing it
to your new home.
Chelsea Mini-Storage, we offer secure and convenient long and short-term storage near Manhattan.
Call us today at (212) 564-7735 to get answers to your questions and self-storage
and find out more about how we can help you with your storage needs.